What Is The Past Tense Of Override?
The past tense of override is “overrode”. This is classified as an irregular verb, so its past tense form will not have the -ed suffix. You’d better memorize it as this verb doesn’t have any fixed tense rule.
There are both ‘override past tense‘ and other verb forms of override below:
|Simple Present||He/She/It overrides
|Present Continuous||He/She/It is overriding
I am overriding
You/We/They are overriding
|Present Perfect||He/She/It has overridden
I/You/We/They have overridden
|Present Perfect Continuous||He/She/It has been overriding
I/You/We/They have been overriding
|Simple Past||He/She/It/I/You/We/They overrode|
|Past Continuous||I/He/She/It was overriding
You/We/They were overriding
|Past Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had overridden|
|Past Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They had been overriding|
|Simple Future||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall override|
|Future Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall be overriding|
|Future Perfect||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have overridden|
|Future Perfect Continuous||He/She/It/I/You/We/They will/shall have been overriding|
How to spell “overrode” correctly and naturally? You can click a button on this video:
How to pronounce ‘overrode’ exactly? According to the Macmillan dictionary, the IPA transcription of overrode is /ˌəʊvəˈrəʊd/.
The past participle of override is “overridden”, pronounced as /ˌəʊvəˈrɪd(ə)n/. People define overridden as the same meaning of override, but used in describing events happening in the past that are connected to the present.
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Form of word
Definitions For Override And How To Use Overrode?
The verb “override” has 5 meanings:
- To use one’s authority to decide against/refuse someone’s decision, rule, order, etc.
Example: The Minister overrode the committee’s refusion and decided to pass the new article.
- To operate an automatic machine (by hand)
Example: He overrode the autopilot when the system had problems or crashed.
- To be more important than something
Example: Parents’ worries about their child’s future and adulthood overrode all their problems.
- To interrupt the action/control over a device
Example: The Wedo overrode the body’s machine cracks.
- To travel on public transport more than the times that a ticket allows
Example: There will be penalties for passengers who overrode.
“Overrode” is the past tense of override. It describes or narrates the completed action(s) that happened in the past.
- The leaders overrode the safety of users to the forefront.
- A special code overrode the time lock while the repairman tried to figure out a solution.
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Is Override a Noun?
Yes. According to Cambridge Dictionary, Override is a device that can alter the control of a machine in some specific situations (particularly from automatic to manual). This noun also refers to an occasion when a group refuses a leader’s decision (in American politics).
- The driving system of this auto is designed with a manual override.
- The election failed to reach a consensus for an override of the Minister’s veto.
“Override” Is a Transitive Or Intransitive Verb?
Most of the meanings given in the definition demonstrate that override is a transitive verb. In addition, it is considered an intransitive verb when the number of times somebody travels on public transport exceeds the number of times allowed on their ticket.
Synonyms And Antonyms Of Override
Common synonyms of this irregular verb override are abrogate, annul, nullify, quash, reverse, revoke, veto, cancel, defeat, or trample upon. Its antonyms can be named as allow, approve, enforce, permit, ratify, sanction, support, and validate.
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